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Old 10-25-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Game Of The Year Candidates

It's pretty clear who the front runners are this year, isn't it?
Arkham City, Drake's Deception, Skyward Sword, Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield or Revelations.

I'll update this thread with video trailers and critic scores.
Arkham City is beating Uncharted 3 right with the overall score, but that's somewhat misleading. I decided to accumulate all reviews that is available to date, and compare their scores from sites that gave both of these games an actual score. I actually think it'll be between these two games. I think MW3 will be more of the same; Skyrim will not live to the hype and Revelation is more of an add-on. BF3 isn't well-rounded enough to be GOTY. They have a lousy presentation and an absolutely dead campaign mode. Their niche target gaming market is certainly not enough...(primarily online players).

METACRITIC SCORE:

Uncharted 3 - 92 (PS3)
Batman: Arkham City - 96 (360)
Modern Warfare - 89 (360)
Skyrim - 96 (360)

Uncharted 3 Video Review
Arkham City Video Review
Modern Warfare 3 Video Review
Skyrim Video Review

These reviews are from publishers who have reviewed all four games.

1UP
U3 - 100
Arkham - 100

MW3 - 91
Skyrim - 91

3DJuegos
U3 - 97
Arkham - 95
MW3 - 86
Skyrim - 96

AusGamers
U3 - 93
Arkham - 97
MW3 - 96
Skyrim - 100

BigPond GameArena
U3 - 95
Arkham - 100
MW3 - 95
SKyrim - 100

Cheat Code Central
U3 - 98
Arkham - 90
MW3 - 88
Skyrim - 90

Computer and Video Games
U3 - 95
Arkham - 95

MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 95

Destructoid
U3 - 100
Arkham - 85
MW3 - 95
Skyrim - 100

Digital Spy
U3 - 100
Arkham - 100

MW3 - 80
Skyrim - 100

Edge Magazine
U3 - 90
Arkham - 90
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 90


Eurogamer
U3 - 80
Arkham - 90
MW3 - 80
Skyrim - 100

Eurogamer Italy
U3 - 100
Arkham - 100

MW3 - 80
Skyrim - 90

Everyeye.it
U3 - 95
Arkham - 95

MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 90

Game Chronicles
U3 - 100
Arkham - 93
MW3 - 100
Skyrim - 99

Game Informer
U3 - 95
Arkham - 100
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 95

Gameblog.fr
U3 - 100
Arkham - 100
MW3 - 100
Skyrim - 100


Gamekult
U3 - 80
Arkham - 80

MW3 - 70
Skyrim - 80

GamePro
U3 - 100
Arkham - 100

MW3 - 80
Skyrim - 100

Gamereactor Sweden
U3 - 100
Arkham - 90
MW3 - 80
Skyrim - 100

GameSpot
U3 - 90
Arkham - 90

MW3 - 85
Skyrim - 90

GamesRadar
U3 - 90
Arkham - 100
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 100

GameTrailers
U3 - 95
Arkham - 93
MW3 - 93
Skyrim - 93

GamingXP
U3 - 95
Arkham - 90
MW3 - 86
Skyrim - 94

Giant Bomb
U3 -100
Arkham - 100

MW3 - 80
Skyrim - 100

Guardian
U3 - 100
Arkham - 100
MW3 - 100
Skyrim - 100


IGN
U3 - 100
Arkham - 95
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 95

IncGamers
U3 - 100
Arkham - 90
MW3 - 80
Skyrim - 90

JoyStiq
U3 - 90
Arkham - 90
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 100

Machinima
U3 - 95
Arkham - 95
MW3 - 95
Skyrim - 95


Meristation
U3 - 90
Arkham - 95
MW 3 - 90
Skyrim - 100

Metro GameCentral
U3 - 90
Arkham - 90
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 90


Multiplayer.it
U3 - 97
Arkham - 93
MW3 - 92
Skyrim - 97

Play UK
U3 - 90
Arkham - 94
MW3 - 88
Skyrim - 93

Playstation Universe
U3 - 95
Arkham - 95

MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 95

PSX Extreme
U3 - 100
Arkham - 95
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 97

SpazioGames
U3 - 93
Arkham - 94
MW3 - 91
Skyrim - 96

Vandal Online
U3 - 96
Arkham - 93
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 98

Videogameszone.de
U3 - 93
Arkham - 92
MW3 - 91
Skyrim - 90

VideoGamer
U3 - 90
Arkham - 100
MW3 - 90
Skyrim - 90

OVERALL

Uncharted 3 --> 94.92%
Arkham City --> 94.32%
Modern Warfare 3 --> 91.37%
Skyrim --> 95.24%

GOLD STAR

Uncharted 3 - 27
Skyrim - 23
Arkham City 20
Modern Warfare 3 - 6

UPDATED NOV 11, 2011

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Old 10-25-2011, 01:53 AM   #2
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Game of the Year will be Skyrim...

but U3 can get runner up if you want
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:40 AM   #3
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^ Goty will have sky in its title. but not the one you fink...
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:43 AM   #4
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Uncharted takes the crown again in my opinion.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:48 AM   #5
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lol like there's any competion in a year where an Elder Scrolls is being released.
There's only one game that wins in these years, look at the history.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:04 AM   #6
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Default Re: Game Of The Year Candidates

Did people actually like Oblivion? I'm surprised by this incredible confidence everyone has in Skyrim.

I found Oblivion to be completely unplayable until about a year after its release when it modders fixed almost everything that was wrong with the game out of the box.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:14 AM   #7
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I personally think the entire Elder Scrolls series is mad overrated.

Skyrim looks like a good game, but the combat and movement mechanics in Elder Scrolls has always felt clunky to me, and it doesn't look much different in the videos I've seen of Skyrim.

Keep in mind I can't stand first person perspective, and Elder Scrolls seems to always optimize their games around that perspective.


What's funny is I was watching an interview of one of the developers during a demo of Skyrim, and the interviewer asked one thing that was most surprising so far, and the dev replied something like, "I'm surprised the number of people that are choosing to play in 3rd person view".
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:31 AM   #8
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Did people actually like Oblivion? I'm surprised by this incredible confidence everyone has in Skyrim.

I found Oblivion to be completely unplayable until about a year after its release when it modders fixed almost everything that was wrong with the game out of the box.
First game I bought for Xbox, didn't play more than 20 hours. Have tried to play again but I just can't enjoy it.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:42 PM   #9
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Game of the Year will be Skyrim...

but U3 can get runner up if you want

I don't get why people are hyping this game so much.
Oblivion was a great game, but it did not receive as much recognition as Uncharted 2 did. Bathesda does not compare to Naughty Dog; and honestly question anyone who disagrees with this. What was so special about Oblivion? Naughty Dog has received more awards for a "linear game" than any other production company in gaming history. Heck, they received as much recognition as any game, period. Uncharted 2 has sold over 8 million copies now, name me another adventure game that has had this much success? U2's drop price has been the slowest in gaming history because their revenue is still soaring to this date.

What exactly has Oblivion achieved in restrospect for us to conclude that Skyrim should run away with it? Uncharted 3 received hype because of its development team; they have never disappointed. Not too sure if the same can be said for Bathesda. Based on the initial reviews, it seems like (once again) Naughty Dog has created an exquisite game. I am not an RPG fan, but at least games like Mass Effect 2 convinced me to play it once. The only advantage Skyrim has over Uncharted is its genre. I am not saying it can not surpass in substance, I just doubt it.

People are naturally more hyped up about first-person shooters or RPG then they are about linear-adventure games; just like Battlefield, I think you guy will be disappointed. A great game is a great game. Well, to be fair; maybe you guys already expected a ton of glitches, below-average campaign mode and terrible presentation from BF3...

Naughty has revolutionized this preferantial mind-set before and I think will do it again this year. I'll save the "told you so" speech for later. I honestly think it's between Uncharted 3 & Arkham City myself.

Skyrim is the only game that has more potential, in my opinion.
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:07 PM   #10
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Pretty clear cut to me. Uncharted 3 and Batman will win most GOTY votes with Skyrim being a true Dark Horse threat to the crown. I know personally Skyrim is going to be my favorite game of the year. I mean the Bethesda Studio games in recent years give you 200+ hours of gameplay with side quests and this game is supposed to be bigger and better in every way than Oblivion.

I saw some video of the environments and it was so stunning I almost fell off my chair. Just watching the lake... with fish swimming and bears looking for fish etc. It's one of the most mind absorbing games imaginable. The game is going to be a serious Dark Horse as I said.

I'm probably going to get Skyrim opening night which I very rarely do. I just hope it's a tiny bit more structured but doubt it will be. The one thing I don't like about these games is they are so wide open there is no way to tell if you're doing things "wrong" etc. Like if I needed to find an item for a quest right? Accidentally start a different quest because it's not linear or guided.. then later on can't finish that quest etc.

Basically it's hard to know what to do at times.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:35 PM   #11
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I think it will be Skyrim.

Oh, and if you play it on console,
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:13 PM   #12
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Gears 3 and it ain't even close.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #13
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^ Goty will have sky in its title. but not the one you fink...

This.

Not saying it's going to happen, nor should it win automatically....but you can't decide GoTY without factoring in Skyward Sword first.
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I don't get why people are hyping this game so much.
Oblivion was a great game, but it did not receive as much recognition as Uncharted 2 did. Bathesda does not compare to Naughty Dog; and honestly question anyone who disagrees with this. What was so special about Oblivion? Naughty Dog has received more awards for a "linear game" than any other production company in gaming history. Heck, they received as much recognition as any game, period. Uncharted 2 has sold over 8 million copies now, name me another adventure game that has had this much success? U2's drop price has been the slowest in gaming history because their revenue is still soaring to this date.

What exactly has Oblivion achieved in restrospect for us to conclude that Skyrim should run away with it? Uncharted 3 received hype because of its development team; they have never disappointed. Not too sure if the same can be said for Bathesda. Based on the initial reviews, it seems like (once again) Naughty Dog has created an exquisite game. I am not an RPG fan, but at least games like Mass Effect 2 convinced me to play it once. The only advantage Skyrim has over Uncharted is its genre. I am not saying it can not surpass in substance, I just doubt it.

People are naturally more hyped up about first-person shooters or RPG then they are about linear-adventure games; just like Battlefield, I think you guy will be disappointed. A great game is a great game. Well, to be fair; maybe you guys already expected a ton of glitches, below-average campaign mode and terrible presentation from BF3...

Naughty has revolutionized this preferantial mind-set before and I think will do it again this year. I'll save the "told you so" speech for later. I honestly think it's between Uncharted 3 & Arkham City myself.

Skyrim is the only game that has more potential, in my opinion.

You have to be kidding right?
Bethesda have been the market leaders for 10 years if not longer. Morrowwind is widely regarded one of the best games ever made and took just about every award possible the year it was released.
Oblivion same thing, not to mention it sold 1.7 million copies in one month of release, when it was considered a "niche" game.
Fallout 3 again, widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and again took just about every award possible in it's release year. If we wanna talk about sales? 4.7 million copies in one month, yeah just one month.

You've clearly never played a Bethesda game, the sheer scope of the games with the high level of graphics and the insane amount of content ALWAYS puts them far above other games just on technical achievement alone.
No other developer as ever been able to produce games as technically monsterous as Bethesda do, that is fact.
And that is why their games always take all the awards.

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:28 AM   #15
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I'm on the iPhone so I won't respond fully, but el oh fukkin el at comparing a fps like battlefield 3 to the scope of Skyrim. No, you can't blame the hype on the genre, because there is no other game that comes close to it's magnitude...having never played oblivion, morrowind or daggerfall, I don't feel like you're in any position to write such a lengthy opinionated piece...

I loove uncharted, and I'm currently playing batman every day I have some time off...but as perfect as uncharted can possibly be, it still cant compare with the freedom and creative stimulation of ES V
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